Now wait a minute. Iran’s Supreme Leader said in February that the Middle East uprisings were (according to al-Jazeera) “the reverberations of Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution.” And now the Thug-In-Chief is saying that they’re all the West’s fault? Khamenei may have to give that boy a good talking-to.
“The West is to blame for regional unrest, Ahmadinejad says,” from CNN, April 18 (thanks to Michael):
Tehran, Iran (CNN) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the West for unrest bubbling throughout the Middle East and North Africa in a speech Monday on Iran’s National Army Day.
“They are trying to foment discord in the region. They are trying to cause destruction and provoke wars between nations and governments in order to sell their weapons,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech translated into English by state-run Press TV. “They are seeking destruction and a reinforcement of their evil dominance in the region.”…
Ahmadinejad also warned of what he said are Western efforts to trigger sectarian strife between Shia and Sunni Muslims, while calling for cooperation between nations in the region….
Actually, the West expended considerable blood and treasure to try to prevent Sunni/Shi’ite strife in Iraq. To no avail, of course.